It is old news, but it bears repeating - since it seems to have been ignored.
There are not 400,000 "extra" embryos just waiting to unleash untold cures upon the world. (Hat Tip to T.C.H.O.T.P.)
There are many people in this country suffering from horrible diseases, diseases that have been used in various attempts to scare the public into an outcry for ESCR. They and their families hope and pray for a cure to end the downward spiral - I know this first hand. I can't, however, find a way to justify killing even one "leftover" child to save my grandmother (who has advanced Alzheimer's) and/or my mother, my sister and myself (who are at risk) The "abortion first" folks use those hopes, and fears, to promote their agenda - children are disposable and, if they are inconvenient, should simply be destroyed. They see an opportunity to dress up that view in the guise of "the search for a cure", but the killing of innocents is still the killing of innocents.
I wrote previously about Stem Cells & Alzheimers, and we got a bit of a discussion going in the comments. There are many methods of harvesting stem cells that don't require the killing of children, methods that seem to offer more promise for the treatment of diseases.Posted by Vox at October 12, 2004 10:54 AM | people